In the year of 2006 it can be hard to avoid doing web development to some extend no matter what kind of developer you are. The lines between the traditional windows applications and the more web based ones have become grayer.

Today, a lot of developers blog about web technologies and it is very easy to spot if the developer is rooted in traditional programming using VB, C++ etc. or from a web root like PHP or ASP.NET.

It’s very obvious when you look at the differences in how they write CSS. I’ve seen examples like the one below hundred of times on the web and even though there’s nothing wrong with it, it makes my eyes twitch every time.

The traditional developer writes CSS like this:


  border-bottom: 1px solid black;

  border-left: 1px solid black;

  border-right: 1px solid black;

  border-top: 1px solid black;

  font-weight: normal;

  font-size: 11px;

  font-family: Verdana;


While the web developer writes the same like this:


div#container p#content{

  border: 1px solid black;

  font: normal 11px verdana;


Am I exaggerating? Yes I am, but by how much?…



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